Elderly Insomnia: Causes and Treatment Tips

Insomnia in the elderly
We’ve all been there: you’re lying in bed at night, wishing you could fall asleep, but you’re wide awake. Or you wake up in the middle of the night and lie there for hours tossing and turning, wondering why sleep eludes you. An occasional sleepless night is one thing. But chronic insomnia...
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Can Fidget Spinners Help Dementia Symptoms?

Do Fidget Spinners Help Dementia Symptoms?
If you have school-aged children or grandchildren, chances are you’ve heard of fidget spinners. Originally marketed as an aid to help those with ADHD or anxiety to stay calm and focused, they have since become immensely popular simply for their sheer entertainment value. Can they do more? Can fidget spinners help...
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5 Benefits of Senior Fitness Programs and Aquatic Exercise

Seniors benefit from physical fitness programs, too! Here's how to find a safe and beneficial program for you or your loved one.
There’s no arguing with the fact that staying active is important, no matter what age we are. However, it’s also all too true that, as we age, our bodies slow down and exercise becomes a little more difficult. According to the CDC, by the time they are 75, about one in...
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Caregiver Tips: How to Communicate With a Dementia Patient

With a little patience and skill, it's possible to maintain communication with your loved one suffering from dementia.
Perhaps one of the most heartbreaking aspects of caring for a person with dementia is the feeling that you are losing the ability to connect with them. Maybe you used to enjoy long, stimulating conversations and you feel a profound sense of loss as you notice your loved one’s communication skills...
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The Power to Swallow: ACP Synchrony Treatment is Now at Davis

The Davis Community now offers ACP Synchrony Treatment for dysphagia right here in Wilmington, NC.
Swallowing: unless you’re suffering from a sore throat it’s something you do hundreds of times every day without giving it a second thought. As a matter of fact, you probably don’t even notice it most of the time! However, if you or someone you love is dealing with a condition called dysphagia,...
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How Will Seniors Be Affected By ACA Repeal

Wondering how the ACA repeal with affect you? Here are the details about what you can expect.
After a brief hiatus, The American Healthcare Act (AHCA) is back on the table. Having passed in the House of Representatives, it is now awaiting a vote by the Senate. Many people are anxiously following these developments and anticipating the effects that it may have on their own healthcare. If you...
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7 Benefits of Aquatic Therapy For Arthritis

Aquatic therapy may be the perfect solution if you suffer from arthritis and find it a challenge to exercise.
If you are one of the 50 million people in the U.S. who are living with arthritis, you are probably aware of the important role exercise plays in managing your symptoms. However, you may have struggled with finding an exercise routine that works for you. Your joints take a pounding when...
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New Treatment Program for Individuals with Swallowing Disorders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE DAVIS COMMUNITY OFFERS NEW TREATMENT FOR SWALLOWING DISORDERS WILMINGTON, NC  – JUNE 23, 2017 Imagine not being able to share a meal with friends or family, or having to eat through a tube. These are just some of the social, emotional and physical challenges individuals with swallowing...
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Why Gardening is Great for Seniors

Great tips to help seniors stay active with gardening.
People of any age can, and do, find fulfillment working in a garden. For many, there’s nothing they’d rather be doing than digging in the dirt and tending to plants. Those who garden may do so for the pure enjoyment of it. Enjoyment aside, however, indulging your green thumb is actually really good for...
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Senior Care Can Cost Less Than Living At Home

Most seniors would prefer to remain in their own homes as long as their health permits. However, for many, with advancing age comes increased difficulty in keeping up with regular property maintenance. Some also find that they need assistance with many of the activities of daily living. Add to this the...
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